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Brexit 08-09-2019

UK lawmakers to block election again, as constitutional crisis intensifies

The chances of an election before the UK leaves the EU are rapidly receding but the political and constitutional battle between Prime Minister Boris Johnson and parliamentarians is set to continue to intensify.
Brexit 05-09-2019

Johnson to hold new vote on snap election, as brother quits over Brexit strategy

Embattled UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson will make one final attempt next Monday (9 September) to set a general election for 15 October as it became increasingly unlikely that the country would ask the EU to stay in the bloc beyond the 31 October deadline.
Brexit 03-09-2019

Johnson seeks snap election after MPs vote to block No Deal Brexit

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson will attempt to force a snap election on 15 October after suffering a humiliating defeat to his Brexit strategy in parliament on Tuesday night (3 September).
Brexit 02-09-2019

Johnson mulls snap election as MPs seek to block no-deal Brexit

Boris Johnson is moving closer to calling a snap election this week, if UK lawmakers adopt legislation aimed at preventing a No Deal Brexit.
Brexit 02-09-2019

Ten aspects of the Johnson coup against the UK Parliament

Boris Johnson's prorogation of Parliament may have come as a shock to many but it has stripped away whatever remaining illusions there might have been that the Prime Minister was going to abide by British parliamentary traditions, writes Denis MacShane.
Brexit 27-08-2019

Farage offers electoral pact if Johnson pursues ‘no deal’ Brexit

Nigel Farage has mooted the prospect of an election pact with Boris Johnson’s Conservative party, but only if the Prime Minister "summoned the courage" to pursue a no deal.
Brexit 23-07-2019

Johnson confirmed as UK’s new PM, vows to ‘reconcile’ Brexit divisions

Boris Johnson will take over as the UK's Prime Minister on Wednesday (24 July) after comfortably winning the Conservative leadership contest by a two to one margin.
Brexit 05-07-2019

Pro-Remain parties unite around anti-Brexit candidate

Pro-Remain parties will unite around a single candidate in an anti-Brexit pact in a bellwether by-election just days after the new Conservative Prime Minister takes office.
Brexit 27-06-2019

UK keep faith on scrapping Irish backstop but supporters stumped on costs

The UK continues to entertain the prospect of replacing the Irish backstop with technological alternatives, but one of its leading proponents admitted to MPs on Wednesday (26 June) that he could not provide a precise estimate on the cost of these alternatives.
EU Elections 2019 18-06-2019

Brexit party at ‘high risk’ of donor fraud, says UK elections regulator

The UK’s Electoral Commission said on Tuesday (18 June) Nigel Farage’s Brexit party must account for all donations it has received since it was set up in March because it was open to a "high risk" of fraudulent donations.
Brexit 13-06-2019

Johnson takes step towards Downing Street, tops leadership ballot

Boris Johnson moved a step closer to becoming the next UK prime minister on Thursday, after topping the first ballot of Conservative MPs who are seeking a successor for Theresa May.
Brexit 12-06-2019

Johnson vows to re-negotiate Brexit deal as he launches PM bid

Boris Johnson has promised to immediately re-negotiate the UK’s divorce from the EU as he formally launched his bid to become prime minister on Wednesday (12 June).
Brexit 03-06-2019

In search of realism: the Tory leadership and Brexit

The race to succeed Theresa May as the UK’s Prime Minister will be appropriately chaotic, light-years from the coronation that saw her replace David Cameron in June 2016.
Brexit 22-05-2019

Theresa May’s ‘new Brexit deal’ set for rejection, again

Theresa May offered warring British MPs “one last chance” to pass her Brexit deal next week, but her pleas were met with stony silence from UK lawmakers on Tuesday (21 May).
Brexit 17-05-2019

Brexit talks ‘have gone as far as they can’, says Labour leader Corbyn

Cross-party talks on a Brexit compromise collapsed on Friday (17 May) after Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn told Prime Minister Theresa May that the talks “have now gone as far as they can”.
EU Elections 2019 07-05-2019

UK bows to inevitable – EU elections will take place

The UK will definitely hold European elections this month, after Theresa May’s deputy conceded that it would not be possible to get the legislation needed to formalize Brexit through Parliament in time.
Brexit 28-04-2019

May government rules out Brexit vote before local polls

Theresa May is likely to make one last attempt to pass her Brexit Withdrawal Agreement in a bid to avoid having to hold European elections next month, but not before UK local elections on Thursday (2 May).
Brexit 12-04-2019

Bercow says UK faces challenge, not constitutional crisis

The speaker of the UK's House of Commons, who has attracted attention across the globe for his loud calls bringing lawmakers to order, says his country does not face a constitutional crisis but rather a political challenge when it comes to tackling the Brexit deadlock. EURACTIV’s partner efe-epa reports.
Brexit 11-04-2019

Resign? You know the answer to that, May tells MPs

Prime Minister Theresa May faced down calls for her resignation on Thursday (11 April) as she defended the six-month extension to the Brexit process she agreed with EU leaders at an emergency summit in the early hours of the morning.
Brexit 09-04-2019

UK almost certain to contest EU elections as May prepares to make new concessions

The UK is increasingly likely to contest the European elections next month, after Theresa May’s Conservative party formally began its process of selecting candidates for the poll.
Brexit 05-04-2019

May demands 30 June Brexit extension, again

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has asked the EU to delay the Brexit date further to 30 June, admitting that the UK will have to hold European elections and is ready to do so if it has not ratified a Brexit deal by 23 May.
Brexit 03-04-2019

May offers cross-party talks, increasing hopes of soft Brexit

Prime Minister Theresa May appeared to pave the way for accepting a softer Brexit on Tuesday (April 2), as she offered to enter talks with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in a bid to build cross-party support and break the Brexit impasse.
Brexit 01-04-2019

No deal Brexit ‘almost inevitable’ after UK MPs fail to break deadlock

A 'no deal' Brexit has become 'almost inevitable" after UK lawmakers again failed to break the Brexit deadlock on Monday night (1 April), narrowly rejecting all four alternatives to Prime Minister Theresa May’s Withdrawal Agreement.
Brexit 01-04-2019

Betrayal hangs in the air as citizens’ revolt hits Westminster

The sense of a citizens’ revolt hung heavy in the air around Westminster on Friday afternoon as a host of Leave supporting groups gathered for rallies, furious at the MPs who have denied them the Brexit they were promised. As...

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